If you are looking for some salty entertainment for your Sunday brunch, head on down to La Pulperia, at 371 West 46th Street. Hosted by the fabulous and hysterical Ritzy Bitz, this live drag brunch offers amazing talent, unlimited drinks and really delicious food. This Latin fusion venue offers brunch on Sunday between 12:00pm-4:00pm, featuring $30 unlimited cocktails and performances by some of the city’s most fabulous queens. Diners can choose between two seatings: 12:00pm and 2:15pm.
The restaurant’s interior features walls and ceilings of brick and reclaimed wood from Brazil and rich red leather seating. An elegant marble bar allows the restaurant to comfortably seats 45 in the bar and dining room.
The popular restaurant, which is co-owned by Victor Medina and Head Chef Carlos Barroz, serves classic Latin dishes with contemporary inspiration from a menu comprised of several fresh seafood dishes, accentuated by select meat and vegetarian options.
My guest and I started with Sangria ($5) or unlimited for ($30), a little too sweet for my taste and La Loca ($5) crystal Columbian liqueur, passion fruit, agave nectar, Tijan and lime. This drink is a perfect blend of sour and tart. I recommend the La Loca highly. Since we had not eaten we also tried the Ranchera Empanda’s ($9) as and appetizer. These tasty bites were filled with braised pork, black beans, coitija cheese, chipotle peppers, roasted corn and cilantro. Simply delicious.
For our entree’s Eggs Benedict ($17), with two perfectly poached eggs, sangria braised sort ribs with a light aji amarillo hollandaise sauce that truly makes this dish.
Tostadas ($17), pulled pork, Mexican chorizo, black beans, crispy corn tortilla, two eggs over easy, guacamole, crema, roasted tomato-chipotle sauce, which was heavenly.
We finished off with Churro Bittes ($13). These authentic treats were served with a spicy chocolate ganache and a salty truffle oil dulce de leche. We were so full from the entree’s, that we actually left a lot of this tasty delight, which is unheard of from me.
The drag show happened all around us. As Ritzy Bitz kicked and tumbled up a storm, but it was her guest Gilda Wabbit who wow’d me. This girl can sing, dance and act. I was actually surprised that she wasn’t on Broadway. Watch the video and you will see what I mean.
I found the context a little to dirty for Sunday morning and felt like I was truly sinning. Four letter words describing everything a man and a man or woman can do sexually, is a little too much for me, at least this early in the day. This show however is talented, the food scrumptious and it is definitely a New York experience.
Coincidentally, my guest and I were there on the 4th anniversary of Drag Brunch and they had an exciting announcement. On Saturdays Drag Brunch will happen at La Pulperia at 151 East 57th Street. I am curious to see how the East Side crowd, handle this content.
I am looking forward to going back to La Pulperia, as the food is worth coming back for.